Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
SOIL, 2, 443–458, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-443-2016
SOIL, 2, 443–458, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-443-2016

Original research article 07 Sep 2016

Original research article | 07 Sep 2016

Morphological dynamics of gully systems in the subhumid Ethiopian Highlands: the Debre Mawi watershed

Assefa D. Zegeye et al.

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Gully erosion rehabilitation programs in the humid Ethiopian highlands have not been effective, because the gully formation process and its controlling factors are not well understood. In this manuscript, the severity of gully erosion (onsite and offsite effect), the most controlling factors (e.g., ground water elevation) for gully formation, and their arresting mechanisms are discussed in detail. Most data were collected from the detailed measurements of 13 representative gullies.